I was wondering if someone could help me with another road block I encountered. Again this is a purchased AE template. When I download the file then I launch it, AE crashes and gives me 3 crash messages, here they are:
Crashed Occurred while invoking effect plug-in "CC Particle World"
Crashed Occurred while invoking effect plug-in "Hue/Saturation"
Crashed Occurred while invoking effect plug-in "Advanced 3D"
The project template I downloaded I think was created on a PC not a Mac which I have. It was created in CS3, I have CS4 and the creator stated that no plug-ins were needed. Any ideas?
You may need to reinstall AE because thoses effects are standard effects shipped with AE. Something must be corrupted somewhere.
Turn off OpenGL in your prefs. At least Hue/Saturation and Advanced 3D use this for acceleration and it is within reason to assume that a project that was saved with OpenGL active and thus the effects being also in OpenGL state might cause a crash when requesting this feature on an unqualified/ incompatible system. Turning OpenGL off or deleting the plugin from Applications:Adobe After Effects CS4:Support Files:Plug-Ins:Extensions:AE_OpenGL.plugin will force the project into software-only mode, which may avoid al lteh trouble.